The Totem is a versatile tool that was conceived by Rich Carlson in the world class slot canyons of southern Utah. More than just a descender, the Totem excels at rigging, ascending, releasable contingencies, belaying and more. As a descender the totem has a multitude of friction modes that suit any situation. The unique shape of the Totem allows it to function like a lever to increase or decrease friction and act as an auto-lock release. Not just for canyoneering, the Totem can be used in many other industries and sports.

Video produced by Ryan Stallings and Rock Exotica.